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The transformed UK Athena Swan Charter FAQs: Deadlines

The answers to some frequently asked questions about various aspects of the transformed UK Athena Swan charter.

When are the submission deadlines for applications under the new Charter? How are the deadlines going to work?

  • Currently Athena Swan members can apply in April or November each year. In 2022,  we will be transitioning to more frequent submission deadlines.

Advance HE will be writing to all current award holders by the end of July 2021 to revise the start and end date of each individual award. This will be calculated five years from the date your last award result was sent. Based on this Advance HE will also propose a new deadline date for each award to assist institutions in spreading their awards across the calendar year.

Advance HE will contact all award holders six months before the expiry of their award to ensure they are ready to apply and have the support they need.

For further information or advice about how any of these developments affect you personally, please get in touch with the Charters team who can be reached by emailing: